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Ratification Status for South Africa
TreatySignature DateRatification Date, Accession(a), Succession(d) Date
Command item
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South Africa

South Africa

CAT - Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or PunishmentCAT29 Jan 199310 Dec 199810 Dec 199809 Jan 1999  162
South Africa

South Africa

CAT-OP - Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture

Optional Protocol of the Convention against TortureCAT-OP20 Sep 2006    162
South Africa

South Africa

CCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsCCPR03 Oct 199410 Dec 199810 Dec 199810 Mar 1999  162
South Africa

South Africa

CCPR-OP2-DP - Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penalty

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penaltyCCPR-OP2-DP 28 Aug 2002 (a) 28 Nov 200228 Aug 2002 162
South Africa

South Africa

CED - Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceCED     162
South Africa

South Africa

CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenCEDAW29 Jan 199315 Dec 199515 Dec 199514 Jan 1996  162
South Africa

South Africa

CERD - International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial DiscriminationCERD03 Oct 199410 Dec 199810 Dec 199809 Jan 1999  162
South Africa

South Africa

CESCR - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCESCR03 Oct 1994    162
South Africa

South Africa

CMW - International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their FamiliesCMW     162
South Africa

South Africa

CRC - Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the ChildCRC29 Jan 199316 Jun 199516 Jun 199516 Jul 1995  162
South Africa

South Africa

CRC-OP-AC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflictCRC-OP-AC08 Feb 200224 Sep 200924 Sep 200924 Oct 2009  162
South Africa

South Africa

CRC-OP-SC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornographyCRC-OP-SC 30 Jun 2003 (a) 30 Jul 200330 Jun 2003 162
South Africa

South Africa

CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCRPD30 Mar 200730 Nov 200730 Nov 200703 May 2008  162


Acceptance of individual complaints procedures for South Africa
TreatyAcceptance of individual complaints proceduresDate of acceptance/non acceptance
Command item
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South Africa

South Africa

CAT, Art.22 - Individual complaints procedure under the Convention against Torture

Individual complaints procedure under the Convention against TortureCAT, Art.22YES10 Dec 1998162
South Africa

South Africa

CCPR-OP1 - Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsCCPR-OP1YES28 Aug 2002162
South Africa

South Africa

CED, Art.31 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceCED, Art.31- 162
South Africa

South Africa

CEDAW-OP - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenCEDAW-OPYES18 Oct 2005162
South Africa

South Africa

CERD, Art.14 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial DiscriminationCERD, Art.14YES10 Dec 1998162
South Africa

South Africa

CESCR-OP - Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCESCR-OPNO 162
South Africa

South Africa

CMW, Art.77 - Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Individual complaints procedure under the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their FamiliesCMW, Art.77- 162
South Africa

South Africa

CRC-OP-IC - Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the ChildCRC-OP-ICNO 162
South Africa

South Africa

CRPD-OP - Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCRPD-OPYES30 Nov 2007162


Acceptance of the inquiry procedure for South Africa
TreatyAcceptance of inquiry procedureDate of acceptance/non acceptance
Command item
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South Africa

South Africa

CAT, Art.20 - Inquiry procedure under the Convention against Torture

Inquiry procedure under the Convention against TortureCAT, Art.20YES10 Dec 1998162
South Africa

South Africa

CED, Art.33 - Inquiry procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Inquiry procedure under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceCED, Art.33- 162
South Africa

South Africa

CEDAW-OP, Art. 8-9 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Inquiry procedure under the Optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against WomenCEDAW-OP, Art. 8-9YES18 Oct 2005162
South Africa

South Africa

CESCR-OP, Art.11 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCESCR-OP, Art.11- 162
South Africa

South Africa

CRC-OP-IC, Art.13 - Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Inquiry procedure under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the ChildCRC-OP-IC, Art.13- 162
South Africa

South Africa

CRPD-OP, Art.6-7 - Inquiry procedure under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Inquiry procedure under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCRPD-OP, Art.6-7YES30 Nov 2007162




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